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General Information

Meeting Center
The “Istanbul Spine Masters” & “ISMISS Turkey 2018” will be held between the dates of May 10-13, 2018 at Koç University Hospital ( http://kuh.ku.edu.tr/en )

Visa Requirements

Please kindly visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa to search the visa requirements for Turkey.

If it is needed, a formal invitation letter will be gladly e-mailed for the participants who had completed their registration process. For further details, you can gladly contact via [email protected]

Visa Information For Foreigners

  • As of April 17, 2013, electronic visa (e-Visa) replaces “sticker visa” which was issued at the border crossings.  Applicants just need to log on to www.evisa.gov.tr , provide the requested information, (after the application is approved) make online payment and download their e-Visa.
  • Please note that e-visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. Other purposes, such as work and study, require regular visa given by Embassies or Consulates.
  • Passports should be valid at least six months longer than the expiry date of the requested visa.
  • The term "official passports" covers diplomatic, service, special and official passports.
  • Regardless of the visa regime applied towards the citizens of a country, the travel document holders of that country need to obtain visa from Turkish missions beforehand.
  • Foreigners who will shoot a documentary film conduct a research or an archeological excavation should get a special permission from the Turkish authorities in advance.

Meeting Language
The official language of the both meetings will be English.

The average temperature in Istanbul during at the mid of May is around 20-25C at daytime.

220w is used to operate the technical equipments in Turkey.

Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be presented to all registered participants.

Letter of Invitation
Upon request, the organization committee will be pleased to send a personal invitation to all participants, to facilitate visa and other formalities. This letter should not be considered as an offer of financial support from the organizers. Please kindly visit the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey to search visa requirements for Turkey. http://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa

Please kindly visit the official website of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey to search the update currency rates. http://www.tcmb.gov.tr/yeni/eng/  

Access and Transportation
Atatürk International Airport located 24 km southwest of city has a new terminal. Getting from the airport to the city entails a metro, havas or taxi trip combination. Also shuttle transfers will be available from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport upon request. One way transfer (airport hotel or hotel - airport) is 47.-Euro including VAT per person. The type of vehicles are bus & midibus. For private vehicle, please kindly contact with meeting organization secreteriat via [email protected].

The “Istanbul Spine Masters” and “ISMISS Turkey 2018” includes a commercial exhibition that will be open May 10-13, 2018. For exhibition invitation and information, please contact the Meeting  Organization Secreteriat at: [email protected].


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